Visiting Instructor of Writing

Esther Belin is an artist and poet.  Her latest work combines installation with the written text.  Belin is in constant dialogue with the burdened and fleshy word "Indian" and the interplay is manifested in her work.

Belin graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Antioch University in Los Angeles. In 2000, she won the American Book Award for her first book of poetry, From the Belly of My Beauty.  Belin emerges from the DinĂ© nation which is enveloped inside of the southwestern United States. She lives in Durango, Colorado with her four daughters and husband.

To learn more about Esther and her work, visit www.bitterwater.weebly.com

AA 1995 Creative Writing Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe
BA 1992 Native American Studies University of California, Berkley
MFA  2007 Creative Writing Antioch University, Los Angeles

Office: Jones 142
Phone: (970) 247-6370
Email: belin_e@fortlewis.edu